Monday, March 27, 2023

SpiceJet: Indigo, GoAir and Tata Airlines to operate more flights this summer; 30% drop in SpiceJet – Usky News


NEW DELHI: At 22,907 weekly domestic flights, Indian skies will have 4% higher connectivity this summer as compared to 21,945 this winter. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has approved the summer schedule for this year, which among major airlines, will see IndiGo operate 11,465 flights this summer, up 13%; The Tata group (Air India plus Vistara and AirAsia India) operated 1.7% higher at 5,490 and GoAir 10.6% higher at 1,538. spicejet, which has been looking for funds for a long time, will see its domestic weekly flights come down to 2,240 from 3,193 in the current winter, a sharp drop of 30%. The only state-owned fixed-wing airline, Alliance Air, will reduce its flights by 14% to 887. (Compare summer 2023 with winter 2022-23).

To be sure, the DGCA-approved schedule means that an airline can operate so many more flights. How many it actually operates depends on factors such as demand and the financial ability to mount the flights.
India has been witnessing an increase in domestic air travel since late last year. March, traditionally a weak travel month, saw an unprecedented 4.4 lakh daily domestic passengers at times this year. The summer travel season starts in April and lasts till June. There are all signs of a bountiful summer for the travel industry this year.
This year the summer program is from March 26 to October 28. “It is observed that there are 22907 departures per week which have been finalized to/from 110 airports as per summer schedule 23, while there are 21941 departures per week from 106 airports in winter schedule 2022. In these 110 airports Of the bases Jaipur, Coochbehar, will beJamshedpur, Pakyong and Mopa (Goa) are new airports proposed by scheduled airlines while operational gyro And Hindon Airport Summer schedule is not proposed in 2023,” said a senior DGCA official.

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